I can't turn the photo of the margarine. I know, the stuff is supposed to be bad for you. However, I bake so much, using butter would break the bank! Anyway, these boxes are different. It appears the rectangle boxes are old school. I wondered if the contents were the same (the Imperial is 1 gram smaller, but still sells as a pound) and when they were opened, you can easily tell how different they are. The Imperial is now long and thin. Millions of homemakers across the nation are going to have to squish their margarine in the butter dishes to make it fit properly!
The plates? Those were one of my frustrations when I got back to my kitchen. Last fall, I had purchased new matching dishes. I have only had new dishes that matched once in my life. Most of those are now broken. The few left have blues and pinks, so I decided I'd get an entirely new set to match the ones left. After much hemming and hawing, I found and bought blue dishes. There were 4 of each item in the box and I was pleased with myself. I had actually purchased something brand new! I had wanted 6 blue plates, but figured two extra would be a good Christmas, birthday, Valentine's Day, anniversary, Easter, or Mom's Day present. Nope. When I arrived back in my kitchen, there were 8 tan dinner plates to match my blue set. I now have 15 dinner plates of blue/pink, blue, and brown. I am so thankful I didn't get rid of a bunch of white bowls and smaller plates when I changed out my dishes! The blue ones will now go in a box and wait to be passed on to Bear when he leaves home.
I used to love the game on Sesame Street about 'One of these things is not like the other', but it gets very old very quick. I sometimes like things to not match, it adds quirkiness and fun. Other times, I prefer a match for peace of mind and pretty.